Self-Sufficiency DIY: Laundry Soap

Self-Sufficiency Sundays: Laundry Soap

 

My plan is (time permitting) to post a series of basic formulations and recipes for every day products you use around your home that work as well – or better – than the commercial ones you buy at your friendly big box store, and other tips towards moving towards a more holistic, self-sufficient life style – even if you live in an urban or suburban environment.

Why go to the bother of making your own laundry soap?  Well, there are several very good reasons for making the extra effort towards being more self-sufficient and weaning yourself from the mega-corporations.

You control the ingredients that go into homemade laundry soap. I had gotten lazy and stopped bothering to make my own, until one of my grandchildren had some pretty dramatic skin reactions to the “hypo-allergenic” laundry detergent from a well-known mega brand I had bought. Back to making my own! 

 

Practical Prepping: Winter is Coming: Surviving and Thriving

Winter is Coming: Surviving and Thriving

 

Really practical article on preparing for another COLD Winter.

Don’t be a Lazy Schmuck and Wait!

Begin to Prepare Now while there is Supply.

My Short-List:

  1. (2) Indoor Kerosene Heaters, Extra Wicks, Camp Lighters, 20 Gallons of Kerosene, (4) 5 Gallon Kerosene Blue Cans, Fuel Stabilizer.

  2. RV Anti-Freeze (for indoor toilets) Gas-Line Anti-Freeze (for vehicles) (2) Cans of De-Icer

  3. Window Insulation Shrink Kit (To Insulate all Windows)

  4. Minus -20F Sleeping Bags for all Family Members

  5. Have Thermal Underwear, Balaclavas, Heavy Insulated Jackets and Blankets for All Family members to Maintain body heat.

SHTF Self-Education Series

H/T WRSA

SHTF Self-Education Series – From the Library: “Special Forces – Guerilla Warfare Manual”

 

Another worthy addition to your SHTF Flash Drive or Binder filled with Preparedness Manuals and other Associated materials.

I will admit a large percentage of these “SHTF” Books are written by morons and are useful for nothing but fire kindling but this is good one.

Download your copy HERE

Prepare Accordingly.

 

 

 

Boers, Beans, Bullets and Bear Soup

Boers, Beans, Bullets, and Bear Soup – Parts  1 & 2

 

Nifty two part series on the history, tactics and arms of the Boers.

Note: Although I disagree with many of the author’s opinions regarding rifle and caliber choices, as I have grown older I have found the best advice to new shooters is to find what works for you, ie what you can shoot accurately, reliably and consistently.

After that, go TRAIN and after that, go TRAIN somebody else!

Remember: The most Dangerous thing in the world is a Well Trained Rifleman, so get out there and GET AFTER IT!

 

 

Wood Gas Power Generation

Wood Gas Power Generation

 

When I was a kid in the late 70’s, early 80’s, I remember a good friend of my dad’s had an old 72′ Chevy truck that was converted to run off Wood-Gas.

Later on he built a Wood-Gas Generator that could run his entire house.

When Hurricane Ike Hit in 2006 he was one of the few people in his area living in relative comfort while everybody else was doing the Mad Max scramble for gas.

The FEMA Manual is definitely a worthwhile Download.

Prepare Accordingly.